Title

Short-Term Study Abroad in the Regular Semester Course

Subject Area

Study Abroad

Abstract

This paper will discuss the role of short-term study abroad as it was used in The Fellini Projects I and II (Spring 2009 and 2010) and the New Wave Projects I and II (Spring 2013 and 2015). These projects focused on film study and practice in learning communities comprising two courses during these spring semesters. As an integral part of these courses, during spring break (9 days / 8 nights) students travelled to Italy and Paris, respectively. In the course of this presentation, I will discuss both the practical aspects of organizing and coordinating an abroad experience of this kind, as well as explain some of the benefits---educational, pedagogical and personal---that including even a brief study abroad experience can have on students and participating faculty.

Brief Bio Note

Kevin Bongiorni is Associate Professor of French and Italian and LSU Ubaye Valley Professor of French Studies at Louisiana State University. He holds a Ph.D. in Comparative Literature from the University of California, Riverside. Bongiorni’s teaching and research interests are interdisciplinary and eclectic . He has published articles and made presentations on a broad variety of subjects ranging from the semiotics of the natural sign and cosmetic surgery, the relationship between Fellini’s La dolce vita Sofia Coppola’s Lost in Translation, mimesis and Balzac’s short story Le chef-d’oeuvre inconnu, Agnès Varda’s fascination with Potatoes, and Rossellini’s Rome Open City and the war in Iraq.

Keywords

Short term study abroad, Spring break, Regular semester course

Location

Room 218

Presentation Year

2015

Start Date

3-26-2015 4:30 PM

End Date

3-26-2015 5:45 PM

Embargo

5-23-2017

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Short-Term Study Abroad in the Regular Semester Course

Room 218

This paper will discuss the role of short-term study abroad as it was used in The Fellini Projects I and II (Spring 2009 and 2010) and the New Wave Projects I and II (Spring 2013 and 2015). These projects focused on film study and practice in learning communities comprising two courses during these spring semesters. As an integral part of these courses, during spring break (9 days / 8 nights) students travelled to Italy and Paris, respectively. In the course of this presentation, I will discuss both the practical aspects of organizing and coordinating an abroad experience of this kind, as well as explain some of the benefits---educational, pedagogical and personal---that including even a brief study abroad experience can have on students and participating faculty.